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Hey Red Storm Golf Fans,
I am sure you have all been following the Ryder Cup action today, just as we have. It's been quite an exciting day, and an even better day for Keegan Bradley! We are currently in New Haven, Connecticut for the McDonald Cup, hosted by Yale. Our practice round was rained out today, giving us an opportunity to watch the coverage all day.
We were all in awe of Keegan's play today and were glued to the TV all day. Our team has been hard at work the past couple weeks getting ready for the tournament this weekend. Dylan [Crowley], Jeremy [Quinn], Ryan [Gay] and Mitch [Hadfield] competed in team qualifying to see who would play this weekend at the McDonald Cup. After a tough four rounds, Jeremy, Mitch and Ryan advanced through qualifying to compete this weekend. Dylan has traveled up with us and will serve as Assistant Coach on the course to help us out.
On a side note, I was fortunate enough on Thursday to be honored by the Monmouth County Freeholders at the Hall of Records in Freehold, NJ. I was recognized for my play this summer and they named September 27th, Ryan McCormick Day. It is quite an honor to have a day named after me! It feels almost like I have another birthday now! However, I am not the first person on our team to have a day named after me. On August 1st in Maine, it is officially Ryan Gay day.
Keegan has inspired us to play well tomorrow and we are excited to get out there. We are slated to start at 11 a.m. tomorrow, as they have cut 18 holes out of the tournament because of all the rain. The last time this happened at the McDonald Cup was two years ago, when we won the the tournament and took home the McDonald Cup. Lets hope that history repeats itself! Thank you all for your tremendous support of our program. Let's go USA!
Ryan McCormick '14
Keegan Bradley couldn't have scripted it any better. Two Ryder Cup wins in his first day of competition with idol and mentor Phil Mickelson. It's the kind of storyline you dream about. He drove the ball long and true with yardages of 350+ that had the crowd shaking their heads, hit putts of enormous magnitude from 25-feet or more, and engaged the crowd all afternoon with his chest and fist bumps, as well as high fives with U.S. fans ready to explode with joy.
"When the pressure is at its highest, that's when Keegan Bradley is at his best," his partner Phil Mickelson tweeted right after their morning win.
The pair took down Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald in the early hours of Friday's alternate shot format then held on to beat Rory McElroy and Graeme McDowell in fourball play for a 2-0 start and two huge points for a US team that ended the day up 5-3.
Fred Couples got the crowd going just after 7 a.m. CST with arms raised inciting the crowd to thunderous chants of USA, USA. By the end of the day it was chants of KEEGAN BRADLEY, KEEGAN BRADLEY.
His coach Davis Love III had one word for him, "Awesome." Even ESPN announcers joined in the praise saying, "No one loves the Ryder Cup more than Keegan Bradley."
The rookie tag may be a Ryder Cup moniker but Bradley played like a seasoned veteran on this day. One hole characterized his incredible round today and it was during his second 18 holes of play. On the 412 yard, par 4 third hole, Bradley drove the greenside bucker, blasted out of the trap to within five feet and confidently made the birdie putt. WOW. It's a day Keegan Bradley will never forget!
For Bradley this night is a time to enjoy, reflect and bottle that great play and excitement for Day Two, which starts again tomorrow (Sept. 29) morning as the sun comes up. Pairings for Saturday's 36-hole format will be announced this evening.
Let the Games begin!! Pairing for opening round matchups tomorrow were announced and U.S. rookie Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson get the start in Match #2 vs. Europe's Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald at the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah (IL) Country Club at 8:35 a.m. EST. The format is alternate shot to begin the morning session which also includes the following matchups: * Jim Furyk and Brant Snedeker (US) vs.Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell (Europe), 8:20 a.m. EST, Match #1 * Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson (US) vs. Lee Westwood and Francesco Molinari, 8:50 a.m. EST, Match #3 * Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods (US) vs. Ian Poulter and Justin Rose (Europe), 9:05 a.m. EST, Match #4 Thursday's Opening Ceremonies highlighted the day where tradition and respect for the game of golf was the overriding theme. The European squad lauded former Ryder Cup captain Seve Ballesteros, who passed away in 2011, as this year's captain Jose' Maria Olazabal fought back tears for his good friend and mentor. U.S.captain Davis Love III, talked about this not being a battle like the senseless wars taking place across the world, but more of an athletic competition among friends. "In today's society we need to rely on friends from all parts of the world," said Love III. That labor of love could also be seen as Bradley and Mickelson ended their final practice round when a boy slipped through the ropes and the two pros gladly signed his flag and took a picture with the young boy. Then, as the crowd chanted U.S.A., both players signed autographs as a huge throng gathered behind the 18th green. Sergio Garcia of Europe did the same as he walked down the 18th fareway and was greated by another young admirer - put his arm around him and signed his cap. Justin Timberlake, U.S. Ryder Cup Ambassador, and former American Idol vocalist Jordan Sparks added star power to the afternoon which concluded on a high note with both team's national anthems.
Day Two from The Ryder Cup - September 26 The 26 year old U.S. rookie strolled out for Day Two of his Ryder Cup experience, golf's premier event against Europe, with his Red (pants), White (cap) and Blue (shirt) tucked neatly into his slacks. Keegan Bradley, St. John's University alum, is awed by the magnitude of this global event but doesn't look out of place nor is he intimidated. A few butterflies maybe, but up for the challenge nonetheless. He was asked in his first Ryder Cup media session about being on a big stage and having to make a winning putt or shot to win the Ryder Cup for the U.S. "If it does come down to me I'd love it," Bradley said without flinching. "I can't speak from experience because I've never played a Ryder Cup, and it took me by surprise a little bit at how intense and into it every player is, so if I have to win my match on the final day I'd relish the challenge." Paired on Wednesday with Phil Mickelson, Zach Johnson and Jason Duffner, the foursome worked on different format elements during their practice round to prepare for the weekend competition (Sept. 28-30) ahead. A crowd of more than 25,000 flocked to Medinah (IL) Country Club just outside of Chicago to take in the festivities today, as players continued to engage the fans, sign autographs and soak up the atmosphere. A gala Ryder Cup dinner with performances by Justin Timberlake and the group Chicago headline Wednesday night's activities. Thursday it's all business with the announcement of team pairings and strategies put in place for the U.S. to try to wrestle the Cup away from the defending champion European squad and Bradley knows he can lean on the veterans of this U.S. team for support. "It's comforting as a rookie to know I can go talk to a Jim Furyk, Phil or Tiger (Woods) or any of these guys and they are there for you and want to help," added Bradley during the media session. Next up is the last practice round tomorrow and the formal Opening Ceremonies from 5-6 p.m. EST, complete with sport coats, shirts and ties before an outdoor (weather permitting) crowd on the 10th hole of Course #1 at Medinah.